Dr. Louise Metz

Dr. Louise Metz is a Board-certified Internal Medicine physician and expert in women’s health and gender-related health care. After receiving an undergraduate degree in Biology and Women’s Studies at Duke University, she attended medical school at the University of North Carolina, where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. As part of a women’s health fellowship at UCSF, she completed coursework in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and has published research with a focus on heart disease in women. She held an academic position at NYU’s Bellevue Hospital in New York, and later joined the Duke Medicine faculty, providing primary care and teaching residents.

Dr. Metz provides comprehensive primary care, including preventive medicine, management of chronic medical conditions, and evaluation of acute conditions. She has particular expertise and clinical interest in eating disorders, menopausal care, transgender health, migraine headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, and management of depression and anxiety. She offers a holistic, patient-centered approach to medical care and provides multidisciplinary care for her patients by collaborating closely with other providers.

Dr. Metz lives in Chapel Hill with her husband and two boys. When she is not in the office, she enjoys watching her boys play sports, practicing yoga, and traveling with her family.

Dr. Stacey Bean

Dr. Stacey Bean is a board-certified Family Medicine doctor who recently moved to North Carolina from Ohio following her husband’s service in the U.S. Air Force.  Dr. Bean attended medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, and completed her Family Medicine residency in San Antonio, TX. She is a native of Columbia, SC. She has dedicated her career to serving the needs of young women, with a particular interest in infectious disease prevention and healthy sexuality. She is proud to have published work on the initiation of female sexual education and empowerment training in the female juvenile justice system in San Antonio, TX.  Dr. Bean’s last job was fulfilling work at an inner city women’s health clinic in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Bean lives in Chatham county with her husband, two children, and their beloved family dog. Her hobbies include baking, reading, and spending time outdoors.

Erica Howard, WHNP-BC

Erica Howard is a board-certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She completed her undergraduate degree in Nursing at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, where she developed a passion for women’s health. Erica completed internships in Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, and Teen Heath and received the Susan McDonald Undergraduate Research award for her work on postpartum depression. Erica earned her Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. While in graduate school, Erica participated in the Mountains of Hope outreach program, which provides free preventive health screening services to women in rural areas of West Virginia.

After graduate school, Erica gained clinical experience in the areas of primary care, gynecology, obstetrics, and public health. She is excited to be a part of this unique, patient-centered group, and to provide care to this community. Erica is a member of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. She has special clinical interests in gynecology, adolescent/teen medicine, contraceptive management, eating disorders, and wellness care.

In her spare time, Erica is an avid equestrian and fitness enthusiast. She enjoys running, yoga, and hiking with her husband and their two dogs.

Autumn Banning, Office Manager

Autumn Banning has years of administrative and managerial experience. She has spent the last few years in the medical field and has fallen in love with the private practice model. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Human Services, making the Dean’s list all four years of her program. She has a particular interest in transgender care and LGBTQ activism.

She lives in Durham with her wife, three dogs and a cat. In her spare times she enjoys planning weddings and events, hiking and watching the Ellen DeGeneres show on repeat. She is an avid believer that laughter is the best medicine and makes it a priority to use her sense of humor whenever she can.